The poor, poor Yankees just can't get a break this year. Mariano Rivera, you might have heard, was carried off the field in Kansas City last night during batting practice after tearing his ACL while chasing down a meaningless fly ball. The big question is if this is a career ender. “I don’t want it any other way. I was doing what I love to do, shagging I love to do,’’ said Rivera. Wait, what the hell did he just say? Anyway, it's Kentucky Derby weekend. Let's get drunk!
Nothing gets white guys fired up like a blown call in a worthless baseball game in May. Sure, Tim Welke had a bad angle in the top of the 6th last night when he called Jerry Hairston out with Todd Helton about two feet off the bag. Looked horrible in real-time and looked even worse on replay. The Rockies eventually won and of course white guys went totally berserk on Twitter. Like ripping sh*t off the walls mad. One guy even used "heck" in his tweet. JUMP!
We learned a few things about Jered Weaver's dad during last night's no-hitter. According to the OC Register, Dave has an interesting tradition on Jered's pitching days. No dinner until after Jered comes off the mound. Guess that tradition doesn't include ice cold drafts. As you can see, he was still pounding the suds in the 9th as Jered worked over the Twins. In fact, Dave was even drinking a Bud Light can after the game. Our new hero? Of course. Let's get rolling!
It's all over. The long nightmare that was Nick Johnson's start to the 2012 season (0-for-29) came to an end last night against the Yankees. Our hero legged out a double, raising his average to .033. Johnson told reporters after the 7-1 O's win, "It kind of gets in your head and you think too much at the plate, instead of going up there getting a pitch and do what you do." We can now go back to ignoring this guy since the fun is over.
Big news for those of you who've been following Nick Johnson's hitless streak. He's DHing tonight in the Bronx and is already 0-for-2 with a K. As you can see, our hero is now 0-for-28 and pretty much looking at walking papers at this pace. The O's only have $800,000 wrapped up in this guy. What seems to be the issue? Johnson told YES Network's Jack Curry that he's "not letting the ball travel enough." Makes sense to us. Still time for two more ABs tonight.
REMEMBER THAT KATE UPTON VIDEO FROM THIS AFTERNOON WHERE SHE'S DOING THE CAT DADDY? YEAH, WELL NOW WE HAVE PHOTOS FROM THE TERRY RICHARDSON PHOTOSHOOT TO COMPLIMENT THAT INSANE VIDEO. ARE WE SHOUTING? OH, SORRY. Look, you guys keep clicking, we keep posting. Of course there is room for another hot chick to come in & steal a little of Upton's thunder. Until then, you get these – JUMP!
That didn't take long. Three days, that's all it took before some memoribilia dealer threw this autographed White House correspondents' dinner program on eBay for some idiot to drop $60 on. YES, it's autographed by Erin Andrews. This is the point where we try to figure out who's the bigger loser: the guy who stood there with a dinner menu waiting to get it autographed or the guy who buys this off eBay for $60? JUMP!
First of all, sorry about all the Blue Jays posts today. It just worked out that way. Don't think this is a trend. We know Canadian stories don't move the pageviews meter so plan on this being the last one for awhile. Anyway, Jose Bautista is such a little bitch. You know how we know? He goes on Twitter and posts this stupid tweet about his haters. Like this guy doesn't have anything else to do. Homeboy is hitting .181 & making $14M this year. Weak.
We tried to warn you guys months ago to start paying attention to Toronto Blue Jays' 3B Brett Lawrie's new girlfriend Paige Brendel. One thing leads to another and her Twitpics start including the likes of a bed photo with the Canadian heartthrob. Our interest in this Lawrie-Brendel relationship is like opening a book on how a WAG rises from nothing to something on the Internet. Let's be honest, Brendel is 4-5 bikini photos this summer from being an Internet star. JUMP!
Team BC was at Bryce Harper's debut Saturday night in Los Angeles and just happened to be sitting in a suite next to the Harper family. Just our luck. Bryce's father is the guy with the shaved head and the girl wearing red is Bryce's sister. The big mystery is who is the girl in the black shirt going nuts with anticipation every time Bryce stepped to the plate. It's not his last known girlfriend Alyssa Rodriguez? One of you bros knows Harper inside out. Let us know. More photos – JUMP!
Here we figured all these years that Jim Thome spent his winters in a double wide in Peoria, IL and scrapped by because he was an Every Man. We've been lied to by broadcasters who've given Thome his Paul Bunyan mystique, yet the guy is now living in a house with his & hers showers. Just look at that bathroom. Never seen a double wide with marble floors before. We've had enough, baseball broadcasters. The guy doesn't eat deer meat in December. JUMP!
Remember that Boston Red Sox 100th anniversary game a couple weeks ago where Kevin Millar & Pedro Martinez appeared to be hammered? The big news for us in that game was that the Sox were wearing plain white hats. No logo or writing. We figured it was just a matter of time before a Baseball Cap Bank Robber used one to confuse the fuzz. Guess what we think happened in Florida on Friday? Throwback robber! JUMP!
By now half of America is aware of the Red Sox fan getting kicked in the face during a wild fan fight Friday night at Yankee Stadium. Thanks to the sleuth work of Joe N. we now know the name of Red Sox Chick. Say hello to Nicole Marquez. Ironically, she's going to school at the New York Institute of Technology and playing softball for the school. Don't get greedy, she only has four public photos on her Facebook account from her trip to enemy territory. JUMP!
Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals rookie, got his first hit of his Major League Baseball career off of a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher for a double. Some Dodgers fans decided to moon, not only their pitcher, but also Bryce Harper. Yeah, it doesn't make sense to moon your own pitcher but the kids look pretty young. This may be the best rookie troll move of all time. We enhanced the image after the JUMP!
Rangers fan @millers_life sent word this afternoon that he was at last night's game against Tampa Bay and that he was so profoundly angered by this woman that we needed to see her in action. "Bottom of the 8th, Tex down 4 w the bases loaded last night. 16 rows behind home plate," Scott writes. We're not experts on the e-readers but that sure looks like a Kindle to us. Look, ladies, can you just act like you give two shits about that game? It's the bottom of 8 for God's sake. JUMP!
Just now noticing that Nick Johnson was in the lineup last night for the Orioles in a battle against the Blue Jays. Our hero, as you might remember, is having a rough season. He entered the game 0-for-23 for the season. Guess who went 0-for-3 last night? Yeah, things just aren't going Nick's way these days. He's now the only position player or DH to remain hitless. According to USA Today, Johnson will make $800,000 in 2012. Dude made over $100k this month without a hit.